Newt Gingrich on Sunday once again
attacked the judiciary branch, suggesting that the president could
ignore some court rulings.
Gingrich's attacks against the judicial
system have become increasingly pointed in recent days as the former
House speaker courts social conservatives in early caucus state Iowa.
Gingrich told Face
the Nation host Bob Schieffer that the Congress and the
president should be allowed to have a say in controversial Supreme
“The founding fathers designed the
Constitution … to have a balance of power not to have a
dictatorship by any one of the three branches,” he said.
Gingrich added that he was very
concerned by the “steady encroachment of secularism through the
courts to redefine America as a nonreligious country and the
encroachment of the courts on the president's commander-in-chief
powers, which is enormously dangerous.”
Gingrich last year poured $200,000 into
the successful effort to oust three of the seven Iowa Supreme Court
judges who ruled a gay marriage ban unconstitutional in 2009,
according the AP.
Gingrich says gay rights are not civil rights.)